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Jazz Basses with 70's Bridge Pickup Placement and Thin Neck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tondogg162, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. tondogg162


    Aug 23, 2012
    Hey guys,
    I'm looking for a jazz bass that has 70's pickup placement (closer to bridge). I recently was thinking about the MIM 70's Jazz Bass ('70s Jazz Bass®) but found that it has a thick neck (front to back). I really prefer the traditional thin jazz neck. Does anyone know of a similar jazz bass with a thin jazz neck? Thank you!
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
  2. Do you mean 70s pickup spacing?

    Geddy lee
  3. tondogg162


    Aug 23, 2012
    Thank you. I’ll check it out
  4. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    The US ones (75RI), especially the limited edition ones from 02-03 (70'sRI) have the thinner front-to-back necks. Always seemd much different from the MIM ones.
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  5. tondogg162


    Aug 23, 2012
    Hey thanks for your response. So you’re saying the 2002-2003 US made 70’s RI Jazz Bass?
  6. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    String spacing on every 4 string Jazz is this same, isn't it?
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  7. tondogg162


    Aug 23, 2012
    Yes thank you! I meant the 70's pickup placement where the bridge pickup is 1/2" closer to the bridge. As far as I know, the 70's Fender Jazz Basses all had thick necks. Thank you for the clarification
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
  8. also check out the deluxe jaguar bass. the ones made in japan have 70s bridge pickup placement. it looks like the modern player and american standard may have 70s placement as well.

  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Carvin uses the Seventies position as a default position on their Jazz.
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  10. BusyFingers


    Nov 26, 2016
    Are those the FSR Fender Special Run ones? If so, I tried one and the neck was amazing. It also had vintage style frets and a 7.25 radius fretboard. All of these things factored into the playability of it, I believe. Nice neck for sure...
  11. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    The CIJ (Japan) Geddy Lee Jazz have the thinnest neck from front to back.
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  12. tondogg162


    Aug 23, 2012
    Thanks for all this info guys! Gonna check out that Mustang now!
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  13. Mustang? Is it 70s spacing?
  14. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    I'd also say to check out the Geddy-sig Jazz, either the MIJ/CIJ model or the MIM. Fun fact…the MIM Geddy and the Classic '70s Jazz you linked share the exact same body. The big differences are the necks and bridges.
  15. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    Everything is closer to the bridge on a Mustang :D
  16. tondogg162


    Aug 23, 2012
    Cool thanks guys!
  17. Sire V7 vintage
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  18. tondogg162


    Aug 23, 2012
    Thanks. I used to have the V7 and I remember the neck being pretty thick. Does the V7 vintage have a thinner neck?
  19. bigtone23


    Dec 10, 2014
    Denver, CO
    An early 90s Peavey Foundation with Super Ferrites has VVT controls with killer single coil pickups with the bridge one in the 70s location and a very thin J type neck.
  20. tondogg162


    Aug 23, 2012
    I’ve never heard of that Peavey model. Seems like they’re a great deal. Thanks!

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